Anisotropic properties of the healing meniscus in tension

A study was carried out to quantify the anisotropic properties of the meniscus in tension. Skeletally-mature dogs underwent open surgery to create a meniscal tear in the right stifle joint. Tensile test samples were pre-equilibrated in 0.15M NaCl and width and thickness were measured. Samples were tested in uniaxial tension using a custom-built material test system. The resultant data provide evidence of highly anisotropic behaviors for the solid matrix of both the native and healing meniscal tissue.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Setton, LA; Perry, CH; Elliott, DM; Wyland, DJ; LeRoux, MA; Guilak, F; Vail, TP

Published Date

  • 1999

Published In

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED

Volume / Issue

  • 42 /

Start / End Page

  • 73 - 74

Citation Source

  • SciVal